Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl: Poems
Leticia Hernandez-Linares (Author)
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DescriptionA beloved poetry collection, available again
The word "vos/z," spoken in Salvadoran Spanish, means "you" and also means "voice." If the word ends in "s" it means "you"; ending in "z" it means "voice." Leticia Hernández-Linares's poetry comes in somewhere between the S and the Z, and it is, like bread, like music, for everyone. The way Hernández-Linares shares her stories speaks to the hybridity of the cultural and literary histories she hails from.Hernández-Linares's poemsongs are her personal flor y canto. Mexican and Central American indigenous ancestors combined the concepts "in xochitl, in cuicatl" (in flower, in song) to define poetry--the poetic oral tradition they used to teach, engage, and philosophize. Hernández-Linares's writing excavates the faces of women in her family, silences in her community, and shapes their stories into a poetry that sings, and other times dances on the page. "I am cut from Santa Ana, El Salvador mujer steel, y qué orgullo," says Hernández-Linares.
October 20, 2015
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
LETICIA HERNÁNDEZ-LINARES, an award-winning writer and community leader, has performed her teatro-infused poemsongs throughout the country and in El Salvador. Her writing has appeared in many newspapers, literary journals, and anthologies, including Street Art San Francisco, U.S. Latino Literature Today, Teatro bajo mi piel, Huizache, and Pilgrimage. She lives, writes, and works in the Mission District of San Francisco.
"A lyrical celebration of inspirational El Salvadoran womanhood. Hernández-Linares's poetry explores the centrality of place and community when home is unreachable and unrecognizable . . . She channels a long tradition of Central American poetry championing resiliency and heroic individuality." --Therese Konopelski, Letras Latina